“I wept, too, when I saw the Walls of Palestine built by Israeli government at USA taxpayer expense.”–KAS
As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.”
Christ sees the truth of the world around him and that visionary sight is painful: what we could be and what we fail to be, over and over. (We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.) In Lent, we make our home in the wilderness to examine the depth of our blindness.
Tyler McCabe is the producer of the Movies & Meaning Festival this April 27-30, a gather of people around art and social justice. Movies & Meaning was founded in 2015 as a gathering of people who desire to heal our personal and cultural wounds as a diverse community, laugh and cry around the “campire experience” of great movies, and gain tools for constructive, respectful, and thoughtful dialogue across boundaries of religion, class, race, and age. Learn more here.